Where do you buy your ingredients?
For almond meal, coconut oil, dairy-free yoghurt, chia seeds etc etc:
New World Supermarkets
Piko Wholefoods (248 Stanmore Rd, Richmond)
Liberty Market (493 Moorhouse Ave, Christchurch Central)
For fruits, vegetables and free-range eggs:
Saturday Farmers Market Riccarton House
Riccarton Rotary Sunday Market
How exactly do I use coconut oil?
You can use coconut oil in a variety of ways but for 99% of my recipes when I have stated coconut oil in the ingredients, I mean melted coconut oil (do not fear – I have started specifying this on each recipe). You can melt coconut oil in the microwave or in a small pan over the stove.
What is raw cacao powder? And how is it different to cocoa powder?
Raw cacao is made by cold-pressing unroasted cocoa beans. The process keeps the living enzymes in the cocoa and removes the fat (cacao butter). Cocoa looks the same but it’s not. Cocoa powder is raw cacao that’s been roasted at high temperatures. In other words, raw cacao powder is the healthy/nutritious/good for you version.